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Cast Iron Plant

Aspidistra Elatior

From £19.99

The cast iron plant is a worry-free choice for any indoor plant gardener. They are bold, architecturally strong plants, with vertical lines running through their leaves giving them a distinctive style. Aspidistras are a popular gift for men due to its broad leaves and easy-care nature. It is much more shade tolerant than many other plants and very low maintenance!

Ilie Valentin BadescuIlie Valentin Badescu
05:02 12 Apr 24
All order was the same haw was on site OXY-PLANTS. I RECOMAND
Maria Eugênia CaminhaMaria Eugênia Caminha
12:29 11 Apr 24
I came across Oxy Plants by chance, whilst searching for a Bird of Paradise deal. I've had a minor delay with the order, however John and the Oxy team were very responsive and even sent another plant along - and they look goooorgeous, very healthy! 🥰🌿 Parcels were very well-packed also, no damage to the plants or the white pots (also beautiful and high-quality). I definitely plan on shopping with them in the future and recommend the experience!
Kath WilliamsKath Williams
15:59 10 Apr 24
Realy nice plant well packed and arrived promptly
Nick PNick P
13:34 07 Apr 24
Very good service. Plant looks great and arrived in great time!
G BrindleyG Brindley
17:58 31 Mar 24
Ordered a red 8" diameter plant pot and what I received was way beyond my expectation for the price. Beautiful ceramic pot and delivered extremely quickly. Would highly recommend.
sean hughessean hughes
10:41 25 Mar 24
Plants look blooming great can't wait to get them outdoors in the sun will defo be back for more keep up the great work oxyb
FIONA KELLAWAYFIONA KELLAWAY
19:17 24 Mar 24
prompt delivery, lovely plant...very healthy
Alan WaddamsAlan Waddams
15:32 23 Mar 24
Lovely plants, very efficient delivery. Very pleased
Ivor ClarkIvor Clark
13:13 23 Mar 24
I've always found the service and quality of plants to be great at Oxy-Plants. My mum was happy with her Mother's Day gift! Always a big positive. Will definitely be buying from here again.
Irene styleIrene style
12:03 22 Mar 24
A lovely plant which arrived in excellent condition and very quickly
Clair WaddenClair Wadden
10:26 22 Mar 24
Great plants at a good price, they arrived well packaged and very healthy.
Beverly RelfBeverly Relf
13:04 21 Mar 24
Plant well packed and lovely condition
Julie HaynesJulie Haynes
20:27 20 Mar 24
Fantastic plant - an Areca Palm - at a fantastic price. Finishes off our bedroom redecoration perfectly. Can’t fault the service we received, next day delivery and the plant is amazing! It can sometimes be a gamble buying plants on line but we were blown away with the plant we received, it’s huge, healthy and beautiful. Definitely had the wow factor and we’d definitely recommend Oxy-Plants!
DanielleDanielle
16:46 20 Mar 24
Love my plant!! I bought a Areca Palm - 140cm and it's perfect. It looks amazing in our bay window and looks exactly how it looks on the website. I've seen some bad reviews on here but my experience has been great. Buying plants online is tricky and this is my first time buying houseplants from Oxy and am very pleased with the service.
Mangala HollandMangala Holland
11:05 18 Mar 24
Had problems with my delivery (plant damaged in transit) but the team worked quickly to resolve the issue and kept me updated. Great customer service, I would use again.
Tina CooperTina Cooper
09:51 18 Mar 24
I”d ordered two gorgeous pots and some ferns to put in them, sadly one pot arrived split and John, without hesitation, resent a new one. I am delighted with the results and the ease of communication with oxyplants.
Malcolm GilhamMalcolm Gilham
13:02 17 Mar 24
I am very pleased with our purchase it exceeded our expectations, the palm is very healthy and looks amazing.
EmmaEmma
08:19 12 Mar 24
I'm a complete plant novice but I was really impressed by the website, the packaging, and the plants on arrival. They were healthy and happy when they reached us and have continued to thrive as we have followed the guidance on the site. We'll be placing another order. Thank you
Aziz Theo DikeuliasAziz Theo Dikeulias
17:36 10 Mar 24
Very fast delivery, great healthy looking plant. Thanks!
Tom EnochTom Enoch
20:57 07 Mar 24
wonderful service.
Gavin MortonGavin Morton
19:45 05 Mar 24
The bird of paradise plant looks great, very nice customer service.
Jacqui DarvillJacqui Darvill
10:54 29 Feb 24
My mother bought a beautiful plant from Oxy-Plants. It was dispatched immediately and arrived in perfect condition. We are over the moon with it!Great communication from John too. Thank you to all. We will definitely be ordering from you again!
Kathy Sue-Ann'sKathy Sue-Ann's
14:31 28 Feb 24
Loving my new Plants, a special shout out to John who provided great customer service and I recieved my new happy plants 😊🪴
Daniel ShoneyeDaniel Shoneye
11:12 28 Feb 24
The plant was better than I could have expected. Super fast service too and super friendly. HELP MAKE THIS COMPANY the best they are amazing!
Tony WebbTony Webb
10:30 19 Feb 24
I have just received my palm from Oxy-Plants. I arrived quickly and well packaged and I am thrilled with it. I shall be ordering again.
Jane BondJane Bond
10:30 19 Feb 24
Lovely plant and brilliant customer service. My first plant was damaged but John responded immediately and sent out a replacement next day . Thank you
Cathi GibsonCathi Gibson
14:15 14 Feb 24
I’m delighted with the beautiful satin pothos sent to me by Oxy-Plants. Will certainly buy from them again.
Victor PetersVictor Peters
17:36 12 Jan 24
I really like the artificial plants I purchased from Oxy-Plants. They're excellent, and my spouse hasn't even realized they're not real.
Nick KuipersNick Kuipers
16:33 12 Jan 24
Amazing Areca Palm. None of the stems were damaged in transit and all of the leaves seem to be in good order. Thanks Oxy-Plants.
Melissa HoekstraMelissa Hoekstra
15:44 12 Jan 24
Thanks Lucie for all your help! – I spoke to Lucie over Oxy-Plants Instagram as I was a little unsure which plants would be good for my office. She recommended a devil’s ivy for my bookcase and a swiss cheese plant for the corner of my room. It looks amazing, thanks so much!!!
Daan AltenaDaan Altena
15:45 11 Jan 24
I was struggling with what present to give my mum as a present this year. I opted for a poinsettia plant and she wasn’t disappointed. The plant is still doing well, even into January.
Bram JansenBram Jansen
14:29 11 Jan 24
Ordered an Areca Palm as a Christmas gift for my husband. The present came well-packaged and was in great condition. Thanks, Oxy-Plants!
Mark VardyMark Vardy
11:39 29 Nov 22
Excellent service and good quality plants. Items were dispatched very quickly, packaged well, and with good communication throughout. So far the plants look great and seem to be adjusting to their new home well.Can't fault at all, would recommend and will definitely be using again.
Alessandro GrassiniAlessandro Grassini
09:55 14 Nov 22
I usually don’t write reviewsI usually don’t write reviews, but this one was owed. Before purchasing my gorgeous Bird of Paradise I contacted the Company and got in touch with Cliah who went above and beyond to accommodate my request. Needless to say I received the plant in one day and is absolutely delightful. A very well deserved 5 start to them!
B MaloneyB Maloney
15:02 10 Nov 22
My Devil's Ivy plant arrived within a couple of days, very well packaged and totally healthy. Absolutely love it and the macrame hanger I ordered at the same time. Also, I made an email enquiry to oxy-plants and had the loveliest response. Such a positive experience, I strongly recommend this company for its efficiency and value for money.
Filomena martinsFilomena martins
14:03 10 Nov 22
We bought the plants and wall hangers from this amazing company and we get so many good compliments from everyone that visits the office and the plants are doing so well too.
Owen AndersonOwen Anderson
15:48 04 Nov 22
When we wanted some advice about the right plants for our office space, Oxy-Plants were the obvious choice. There was lots of useful information on the website, and the customer service was second to none. When we had a problem, they fixed it, quickly and efficiently. We love the plants and love the prices - delivery was easy and the plants well packaged.
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How To Care For Cast Iron Plant

You really don’t need to go overboard on the watering with the cast iron plant. Once per month should be fine. As with most plants, if in a brightly lit spot apply a little more water than usual and less in a shadier spot. If you have nothing to water with, why not try one of our watering cans?

The ideal place to locate this easy-care plant is in indirect sunlight, but it will be fine in full shade as well. In the autumn and winter, it will love a spot where it can catch morning or evening light. Never let it stand in strong sunlight for longer than an hour. This will result in a pale, washed-out plant.

Aspidistras aren’t fussy, they should be fine in normal room humidity but you can treat them to a mist with a water mister every now and again.

This easy-care plant likes loose, well-draining soil. Consider introducing wood chippings, grit or perlite to your compost for added drainage.

You can use houseplant feed or general houseplant fertiliser at half strength twice a month during spring and summer and once a month in winter. Never apply ‘ready to pour’ feed on unwatered soil as this will cause the roots to burn. If you’re struggling to determine what fertiliser may be best, we recommend using Miracle-Gro pump and feed!

Occasionally check the soil and undersides of the leaves for mealy bugs, scale, aphids, spider mites, thrips, fungus gnats, vine weevils and root mealybugs. Spray off aphids and spider mites with water or a water and soap mix. If an infestation occurs, we recommend taking a more organic approach using Neem oil to kill the pest and their eggs or Insecticidal Soap Spray. If you want to use a known brand we recommend Baby Bio Houseplant Bug Killer.

Cast Iron Plants are easy to propagate by division and repot in another pot. Have a look if your pot is still big enough every 6 months. If it’s looking full, then it may be time for a new pot.

About Cast Iron Plant

The Cast Iron Plant, is hardy by name and hardy by nature. Native to Japan and Taiwan, it is also commonly known as Aspidistra. Forming the bread and butter of our easy care plant set, this unkillable plant is ideal for any indoor plant gardener! Simply match the aspidistra with your favourite plant pots in our collection and you’re good to go!

Caring for an aspidistra is super-easy! You could leave this house plant for over a month without water and it’ll still stand as strong and beautiful as the last – keeping guests and friends in awe of your houseplant-keeping skills! You can mix and match this plant with some of our other easy-care houseplants to start building your new indoor plant garden or expanding your current collection.

Not only this, but it is child & pet friendly as it is not considered toxic. This means the aspidistra is safe for both cats and dogs.

How to Easily Decorate with Your Aspidistra

The 90-110cm aspidistra would look perfect in the corner of your room, at the bottom of the stairs or even in a large bathroom! Due to it’s tall & slender nature it can slink into a space that other houseplants might not be able to, like the Areca Palm.

The 50-70cm cast iron plant is even more versatile, as the small pot can be placed on a window sill, on your desk, or anywhere you’re creative enough to find for it. We’re sure you’ll find it easy enough to decorate with either of the cast-iron plants.

Best care tips for your Cast Iron Plant:

  • Be sure to mist your plant’s leaves to keep them looking brand new and wipe away any dust.
  • If your plant is suffering from some pests, be sure to invest in some of our neem oil.
  • Check out our detailed care guide below on how to care for your aspidistra or check out the RHS’s guide here.

Please note: this plant comes in a plastic nursery pot. Browse our entire range of plant pots to add that extra charm and character to your home.

Botanical Name
Aspidistra Elatior
Nicknames
Common Aspidistra, Bar Room Plant
Air Purification Qualities
Yes